Garlic & basil ciabatta

Garlic & basil ciabatta

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(52 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 3 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Perfect as a starter or as a side dish for a dinner party

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal224
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.85g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 bunch of basil
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 1 small ciabatta
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 2 garlic cloves,crushed

Method

  1. Heat the grill to high. Beat together the mayonnaise, butter and garlic cloves until smooth. Chop basil, stir through and season with salt and pepper. Put the halves of the ciabatta, sliced lengthways, on a baking tray and spread with the butter. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan, then grill for 2-3 mins.

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babs60
21st Nov, 2014
5.05
Loved it & so simple to make. Served it with Cauliflower cheese soup so felt it didn't need the parmesan cheese on top, but next time I will depending on the dish.
bhavna shankar
3rd Aug, 2013
It worked out well even though i could not find a ciabata and opted for multi grain bread instead. will definitely make it again.
bluesman
9th May, 2013
5.05
Excellent recipe. Worked a treat and would use it again.
helsky66
2nd Mar, 2013
ALL TIME FAVOURITE , THIS REALLY IS DELICIOUS AND WILL NEVER GO BACK TO ANY OTHER GARLIC BREAD !
1mgeri
6th Jan, 2013
5.05
Really tasty!
bastardbear
7th Mar, 2012
1.05
Tried this tonight. Absolutely dreadful. Sickly, overly-rich and yet oddly flavourless when compared to classic garlic bread. The lesson here is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
jillianmcgill6
22nd Feb, 2012
Absolutely delicious, I am full of regret for shop buying garlic bread all my life; this is better than even the nicest brands.
matthewbenyohai
23rd Jan, 2012
5.05
Delicious quick starter or snack
bonehead
14th Nov, 2011
Just had a thought, if you substituted the basil for mint, woudn't it make a nice accompaniment for the pea and mint soup?
zoedroberts
11th Nov, 2011
5.05
OMG! NEVER will I buy again! Have done my own garlic bread for a while but the addition of the mayo really does make this delicious!

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